Agents for change

"I have over three decades of experience in the investment banking industry. In 2002, I co-founded TC Capital, a pan-Asian boutique investment bank based in Singapore which specialises in M&A advisory and capital market transactions in Asia.

The Joy of Dining Out Again

There is no substitute. It’s a signature line that comes from the 1983 hit movie Risky Business, starring a young Tom Cruise, but it also applies to the notion of a dine-in meal versus takeaway food.  

THE DESIGN ISSUE

The Design Ethos of Kengo Kuma

IT ALL STARTED WITH a modest public bathhouse in a small Japanese town. Now, Kengo Kuma is a big-name architect with close to 300 staff, 600 built works and high-profile commissions across the globe – including the Founders’ Memorial, a major project commemorating Singapore’s founding fathers....

Bolivia's Best

ADVENTURE TRAVELLERS AND adrenaline junkies have been going there for years but for everyone else, Bolivia is the Wild West of bucket list destinations.

Of Grit and Grace

SHE MAY BE a high-flying banker at the top of her game, but DBS’s Tan Su Shan is also refreshingly down-to-earth. She wasn’t always cool, calm and Covid-19 battle-ready of course, but after three decades in the business she’s more capable than most – with the credentials (including a place on...

Hokkaido's natural beauty

When in Japan, do as the Japanese do: take the train.

On the dining trail in Fukuoka

IT LACKS the razzle-dazzle of Tokyo, the ancient traditions of Kyoto and the pristine powder snow of Hokkaido in winter, but savvy travellers are all-in on Fukuoka, a compact and quietly captivating city with a deep sense of self.

The Great Escapes

THE WORLD SUFFERED a heavy dose of reality in 2019, staggering from the effects of civil strife, climate change and the power of Mother Nature. No corner on Earth was spared, it seems, from signs of the impending apocalypse. Wildfires, deadly storms and rising sea levels, together with...

Sam Shank, Head of Hotels, Airbnb

THE BEST ADVICE that Sam Shank has for budding Internet entrepreneurs is this: don’t do start-ups. Of course that’s easy for him to say, now that the self-professed travel-obsessed online entrepreneur has hit the big time with HotelTonight, a last-minute hotel booking app that helps solve your...